Kazunori Kataoka is elected a foreign member of the National Academy of Engineering (USA), “For pioneering contributions to the design of supramolecular nanostructures and their application to drug and gene delivery systems.”
Professor Kataoka is the Director of iCONM at KINGSKYFRONT, and Emeritus Professor at the Department of Bioengineering, University of Tokyo, Japan.
Professor Kataoka is the 27th person to be selected from Japan. Other members include Leona Esaki and Isamu Akasaki.
Statement on the NAE website about the selection
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 84 new members and 22 foreign members, announced NAE President C.D. (Dan) Mote Jr. today. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,281 and the number of foreign members to 249.
Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature" and to "the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/ implementing innovative approaches to engineering education."
Individuals in the newly elected class will be formally inducted during a ceremony at the NAE’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 8, 2017. A list of the newly elected members and foreign members follows, with their primary affiliations at the time of election and a brief statement of their principal engineering accomplishments.
Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM)
National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
List of new members